Monthly Archives: February 2017

Titus Vineyards is Keeping it all in the Family

Eric and Phillip Titus in vineyard

Located among 40 acres of historic vineyard in Napa Valley along the Silverado Trail just north of St. Helena, Titus Vineyards is a 2nd generation, family-owned and farmed estate producing high quality grapes for limited production, premium Napa Valley wines. The vineyard Lee and Ruth Titus acquired in 1968 was originally planted to Mondeuce, Burger, and Golden […]

Malbec: A Tale of Two Countries

picture of vineyard with blue sky and sunshine

France may be the birth place of Malbec, but this grape has exploded in popularity the past few years, all thanks to Argentina. Bringing it back from relative obscurity, it has flourished in the high Andes mountains, producing powerful and approachable wines. But, we can trace its history back to a little village in the […]

Date Night Wine Pairing Menu: Beyond Wine and Chocolate

date night wine pairing with picture of trees and park bench

Say romance and wine…and you might start getting visions of decadent truffles paired with port or mountains of ripe strawberries alongside flutes of bubbles. While there is nothing wrong with these tried and true pairings, we dare you to go off the beaten path and ramp up your ordinary date night this month with a couple […]

St Helena AVA – Home of Napa’s First Winery

picture of vineyard in the St. Helena AVA

HISTORY The area’s grape growing dates to 1869, and as far back as 1873 Charles Krug’s winery was situated just north of the town of St. Helena, while Henry Pellet’s (later Pellet and Carver) operation was a little south of town. Both were near the center of Napa Valley on what arguably was considered by some historians […]